U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio has offered up his latest plan to break, literally, the log jam over how federal timber lands should be managed in order to provide funds for the Congress as well as funds for local counties that have been hit the hardest over the housing slump and timber harvest drop off. DeFazio claims it protects sensitive forest lands for conservation and special protection, while opening up other lands for more traditional, but sustainable forest management.
The story is in the Eugene Register-Guard. Click here.